are also times when people who are taking pictures will
inadvertently get in my way - as the photos at right show.
Several people had stepped into the aisle during the ceremony.
As I mentioned above, I work to accommodate other photographers,
and, since I had already gotten some close up images and
nothing important was immediately scheduled, I was OK with
them getting their photos in the aisle.
a surprise adjustment to the schedule happened: the kiss
was early (middle of the ceremony instead of the very end).
Not only that, but as the Bride and Groom were about to
kiss, those in the aisle moved in even closer! By quickly
moving myself across the back of the church I was still
able to get a photo.
my job is to take the best possible pictures for the Bride
and Groom, and there are very rare times when I will very
politely ask a guest to move. For example, immediately after
the surprise kiss, I slipped up the aisle and whispered
to the guest, "I've been taking pictures from the back
and it's a bit challenging to take the photos the Bride
and Groom would like when the aisle is occupied, if it would
be possible for your to take photos without being in the
aisle I would be very grateful." I have found guests
to be very polite, extremely accommodating to me, and easy
to work with. Most guests don't even realize I am in the
back taking pictures - and I have never, ever, had a guest
purposefully get in the way of a picture.